Onyx Flooring Tile Agra D’Oro is another high-end porcelain tile from Italian La Fabrica. This tile has fantastic graphics mimicking a semi-precious stone. Normally we don’t come across semi-precious stones as flooring materials due to hefty cost. Moreover, semi-precious stones require enormous upkeep. On the other hand, La Fabrica’s superior graphics layer decoration makes this beautiful look available for a reasonable price with no maintenance at all. On top of all, Agra D’Oro is available with a mirror-shine polished finish. This is a precious stone made of porcelain that we can use to decorate our interiors.
Besides fantastic graphics and the beautiful polished finish, Onyx flooring Tile Agra D’Oro comes with color-body that one would expect from a high-end porcelain tile.
Even though glossy tiles have been around for ages, the polished finish is a new technique for the porcelain industry that requires a sophisticated process that adds much more value to the tile. Such finish is usually available in European tiles that are bigger than 24×24. Polished tiles are also much harder than traditional shiny tiles. Polished tiles also undergo a nano sealing process that adds some friction to the surface. Therefore they are not as slippery as shiny tiles.
24×48 tiles are one of the most popular ones with their large size. These tiles reduce the grout and seam by half compared to old 24×24 tiles. Agra D’Oro will definitely make your floors feel more spacious its large size.
Onyx Flooring Tile 24×48 Agra D’Oro’s PEI And Water Absorption
Porcelain tile is a ceramic tile with water absorption of 0.5% and lower. Therefore water absorption is the single value that indicates the hardness of the tile. High-End Porcelain Tile 24×48 Agra D’Oro comes with water absorption of 0.1% or below which makes it a very though tile.
PEI, on the other hand, is a test that measures the abrasion of the glaze on a scale from I to V under foot traffic. It does not measure or indicate the durability of the tile. Porcelain tiles are tough products. They are made to last. However, the strength of the floor depends on installation quality and the setting materials. If your installer doesn’t use a good quality adhesive or enough adhesive or leaves hollow spots under the tiles, your tiles may become loose and crack. Most porcelain tiles are made within PEI-III and IV range. Onyx Flooring Tile 24×48 Agra D’Oro’s PEI is IV.